Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is one of the most popular treatment currently used for vision correction in patients with short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK procedure only takes a few minutes and has a fast recovery time. The majority patients reach better levels of vision within 48 hours.
The modern day LASIK surgery utilises only laser for its procedure - no blade is used. The first laser is called femtosecond and it creates a very thin flap. The second laser is called an excimer laser and it corrects your prescription, this method allows for fast recovery and predictable outcomes, allowing doctors to correct higher prescriptions.
Just like other laser vision correction surgeries, LASIK is used to reshape the cornea of the eyes. All laser eye surgeries have re-shaping the cornea as their aim in order to allow the proper focusing of light onto the retina